PALM/PASSION SUNDAY – April 13, 2014 - 8:30 & 11:15 am
Our Holy Week journey begins with a procession with palms from the Koinonia Center into the sanctuary. We recall the triumphant entry of Jesus into the holy city of Jerusalem to the shouts of “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” But our
focus quickly changes as we remember the crowd who waved the palms became the crowd demanding his crucifixion. We hear the Passion of our Lord according to Matthew.
MAUNDY THURSDAY – April 17, 2014 - 7:00 pm
On this evening, we “remember the night in which he was betrayed.” As Jesus shared a passover meal with his disciples he washed their feet and gave them a new commandment, that they “love one another as I have loved you.” And from the table, taking bread and wine, he gave them the gift of Holy Communion. We will join in receiving his body and blood, doing this “in remembrance” of him. The service ends with the stripping of the altar as we recall Jesus’ arrest in the garden.
GOOD FRIDAY – April 18, 2014 - 8:00 pm
Remembering the Seven Last Words from the cross, we gather on this evening to spend some time contemplating the profound love that brought Jesus to offer his life for our salvation. As we hear these words, we will be led in reflection and prayer. Seven candles will be extinguished as the service of Tenebrae (darkness) leads to the exit of the Christ candle and a period of total darkness as we experience the slamming of the tomb and leave in silence, reminded to return to this place before dawn on the first day of the week.
EASTER SUNRISE – April 20, 2014 - 6:30 am
Gathering in pre-dawn darkness, we recall the journey to the tomb of the faithful women who followed Jesus and came on that first day of the week to complete his burial. Their discovery of the empty tomb gave them both hope and fear – until they were greeted by the risen Christ. As darkness turns to daybreak, we celebrate the darkness of sin and death giving way to the light of Jesus’ victory over the grave. Following the Sunrise Easter Service, the St. Luke’s Youth will provide an Easter Breakfast. We hope you will stay and celebrate with us.
FESTIVE HOLY COMMUNION – April 20, 2014 - 8:30 & 11:15 am
After breakfast, we will continue our celebration of our Lord’s Resurrection around the “Feast of Victory” at Holy Communion. Different lessons, hymns, anthems and sermon will give us opportunity to come to more than one Easter celebration today! Invite your friends and neighbors who might not have a place to celebrate this most amazing news. “Christ is risen!! He is risen indeed!!”
GIG EASTER CELEBRATION – April 20, 2014 - 10:00 am
The joyous sounds of contemporary praise will fill the sanctuary as we join to celebrate our Risen Lord in joyous and upbeat praise!! Lift your voice and give praise to our God of power and love!! Please join us – and invite your family and friends!!